The Chicago Tribune had a big editorial Sunday urging so-called “Independent” Democrats:
Don’t cave to Madigan
Why Independent House Democrats should put taxpayers first
Two other Democrats, Jack Franks of Marengo and Andre Thapedi of Chicago, didn’t vote on the bill in May.
Like [Carol] Sente, Franks has been an independent voice, as has former prosecutor Scott Drury of Highwood.
Franks and Drury [Franks announcing his vote after Drury, the deciding 71st needed vote, made his announcement] helped kill Madigan’s proposal last year to tax millionaires.
The editorial then says that Republicans are expected to be unified against the bill.
That remains to be seen and in doubt because on Senate Republican voted to override Governor Bruce Rauner’s Veto on Senate Bill 1229, the collective bargaining bill that would allow an arbitrator to decide whether to select the union’s position of Rauner’s.